Engineering

Implementing Light Guide Film Backlighting

The engineers at Pannam can integrate backlighting into your membrane switch using any of four different technologies (Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs), Electroluminescent (EL) Lighting, Fiber Optic Lighting and Light Guide Film) depending upon your requirements. This document focuses on Light Guide Film – what it is, when to use it and considerations prior to designing …

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The Most Important First Step in the PCB Design Process: 16 Electrical Engineering Pros & PCB Design Experts Weigh In

PCB design is an intricate process requiring careful consideration of a variety of factors and attention to the tiniest details. Fail to pay attention to these minute details, and you may end up tossing aside weeks of work to start anew when you realize that your failure to account for a material consideration or a …

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The Engineer’s Guide to Printed Electronics: Technologies, Standards, Materials and More

It seems like everyone’s getting excited about innovations in printed electronics. To the layperson, printed electronics is a new and exciting technology. But to the engineer, printed electronics is a well-established practice that continues to advance.  In its simplest form, printed electronics is the process of printing electrically functional inks or other materials on a …

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How to Choose the Right Printed Electronics for Your Product: Cost, 2D vs. 3D Printing and Other Considerations

Printed electronics are used in more products today than ever before, as technology continues to advance and inkjet printers become more capable of printing electrical circuits faster and at a lower cost. Product designers and engineers rely on printed electronics for flexible screens, intelligent labels and packaging, OLEDs, medical devices, wearables, and other products. But, …

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The Engineer’s Guide to Exceptional PCB Design: Product Specs, Components, Design Considerations, Assembly Best Practices, and More

Printed circuit boards are sometimes also called printed wiring boards or printed wiring cards, but you’ve likely most often heard these components referred to by their acronym, PCB. PCBs are used in nearly all electronics devices today, from computers to portable electronics and in applications ranging from manufacturing to aerospace. Engineers involved in the design …

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What is Printed Electronics? Learn about How Printed Electronics is Used, the Applications, Challenges, Benefits, and More

A Definition of Printed Electronics Printed electronics is an all-encompassing term for the printing method used to create electronic devices by printing on a variety of substrates. Originally, printed electronics related to organic or plastic electronics that use one or more inks made of carbon-based compounds. As demand for wearable devices and thinner electronics expands, …

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Anatomy of a Product Design Engineer: What Makes a PDE an Innovative, Sought-After Professional?

Product Design Engineering is a field that’s both challenging and rewarding. But what makes a Product Design Engineer tick? What makes a professional stand out among the crowd in this highly competitive field? What skills and expertise do aspiring PDEs need to obtain to increase their odds of landing roles with some of the world’s …

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3 Ways Managers Can Get Higher Productivity from Engineering Teams

Managers know that product engineers require ample time to design, develop, test, and analyze new product ideas as they move through the product development process. But, managers need to keep costs low and productivity high to satisfy executives, manufacturers, and other stakeholders. Managers often struggle with striking a balance between giving engineering teams time to …

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How to Design an Effective Touch-Screen Interface

Touch screen devices quickly have become the standard as consumers expect to be able to interact with everything from mobile devices to their automobiles with the touch of a finger. However, not all touch-screen interfaces are equal, as some are much more responsive and effective than others. Product designers and user interface engineers must meet …

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Top 3D CAD Modeling Software: The 50 Best CAD Tools for Ideation, Rendering, Prototyping and More for Product Engineers

Product engineers are designing, developing, and taking products to market at a dizzying rate today, and that’s due in part to the advancements in software tools over the past few years. 3D CAD modeling tools especially have been beneficial to increasing the speed with which product engineers can generate models for tooling, prototyping, patenting, marketing, and …

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